Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled-Worker Families

Table 42. Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family composition, 2003
Family composition Number of families Number of beneficiaries Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly family benefit (dollars) Percentage of families receiving maximum family benefit a
Worker only
Men 320,499 320,499 1,094.40 1,064.40 10.1
Women 289,297 289,297 803.60 785.40 22.0
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men 68,719 181,912 1,080.80 1,524.20 88.0
Women 56,502 148,643 815.70 1,100.20 91.8
By number of children
1 child 69,139 138,278 979.90 1,357.10 89.2
2 children 38,605 115,815 957.00 1,331.40 90.6
3 or more children 17,477 76,462 896.50 1,240.30 89.6
Worker with—
Spouse aged 62 or older b 6,166 12,360 1,369.20 1,649.30 8.6
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 131 427 1,307.10 2,074.30 67.2
Spouse and 1 child 5,048 15,147 1,130.70 1,633.90 87.0
Spouse and 2 children 5,217 20,869 1,093.30 1,560.50 87.6
Spouse and 3 or more children 3,795 20,971 1,021.00 1,428.20 82.5
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account. The data may understate the number of families with dependents because records of awards to dependents made in a different calendar year are not available for inclusion.
Data exclude closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases; they include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
b. If the spouse is also entitled to a retired-worker benefit, only the benefit amount received as a spouse is included.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 43. Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, 2003
Family composition Total,
all ages
Under 30 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60–FRA
Number
Worker only 609,796 40,959 22,112 30,587 50,453 76,218 118,516 157,764 113,187
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 6,297 0 b b b 31 182 1,037 5,039
Child in care 14,060 871 1,412 2,279 2,837 2,493 2,090 1,459 619
Children
1 child 69,139 5,216 5,310 8,454 13,608 14,150 11,721 7,572 3,108
2 children 38,605 3,395 5,436 8,384 9,281 6,174 3,530 1,831 574
3 or more children 17,477 1,733 3,551 4,753 3,896 1,934 948 491 171
Families receiving maximum benefit c 221,103 33,268 20,979 29,103 36,661 33,425 29,771 25,356 12,540
Percent
Worker only 100.0 6.7 3.6 5.0 8.3 12.5 19.4 25.9 18.6
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 0 b b b 0.5 2.9 16.5 80.0
Child in care 100.0 6.2 10.0 16.2 20.2 17.7 14.9 10.4 4.4
Children
1 child 100.0 7.5 7.7 12.2 19.7 20.5 17.0 11.0 4.5
2 children 100.0 8.8 14.1 21.7 24.0 16.0 9.1 4.7 1.5
3 or more children 100.0 9.9 20.3 27.2 22.3 11.1 5.4 2.8 1.0
Families receiving maximum benefit c 29.3 63.8 55.5 53.4 45.8 33.1 21.7 14.9 10.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account. The data may understate the number of families with dependents because records of awards to dependents made in a different calendar year are not available for inclusion.
Data exclude closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases; they include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Includes spouses aged 62 or older with children.
b. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
c. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.